The problem with pseudoscience isn’t that it’s always false. You can learn plenty of useful stuff without using science. The problem is that it’s too easy to convince yoursef that something is true when it isn’t.
When things feel too complicated, respond by keeping it simple.
Strange but true: only one non-human animal in history is known to have asked a question. Not one species of animal. One individual.
Is there any personal philosophy more empowering than “Fuck it, I’ll do it myself”?
There’s an old parable I love. It goes something like this:
When I was younger, I knew a writer. She read some of my stuff and tried to convince me to submit some of it to a publisher. She told me I had a unique voice and people should hear it.
When I started to floss regularly, which I’m embarrassed to admit was well into my late 20s, I never did my back molars. They were hard to reach, and I thought “Whatever, they’re way back there and they can just take care of themselves.”
When you can’t control what happens, you still get to control how you experience it.
In those hard times, it helps to remember that Mr. Rogers believed in you.
There’s a difference betwen learning how to and what to.